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The California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus created this website to help keep you informed about issues important to Democrats, African Americans and any anyone who fights for justice. We also have information about our policy priorities, history and how you can get more involved. Please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and suggestions, as they are valuable to us.


The California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) was formed to foster participation in policy decisions and outreach programs for African Americans of the California Democratic Party. Please read more about our mission, vision and purpose.


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Our Mission

The African American Caucus, under charter from the California Democratic Central Committee, is committed to preserving and fostering the Democratic Party’s principles and it’s spirit of dedication in support of the rights, liberties and dreams of all citizens of American society, with equality and without exclusion, through education, voter registration and personal participation in the political …

Executive Board

Constitutional Officers of the Executive Board Chair:                                                                  Hon. Darren Parker Vice Chair:                                                         Ms. Taisha Brown Recording Secretary:                                     Hon. Mister Phillips, Esq. Treasurer:                                                          Hon. Mark Henderson Corresponding Secretary:                            Ms. Lorrie Brown, MPPA    

Caucus Platform

Did you know? Did you know that the African American Caucus Platform is the same as the California Democratic Party (CDP) Platform? Yes, it is one in the same. Since the African American Caucus is chartered by the CDP then all their polices, issues, concerns and resolutions are supported by us. The Party Platform outlines …

Caucus History

The African American Caucus began as the Black Caucus unofficially in the Assembly in 1981 under the leadership of members including but not limited to Willie Brown, Gwen Moore and Diane Watson.           Four years later, in 1985 the caucus chair was Pearl Adams. Many representatives have been active members and advocates for the …

Party History

  At the start of the 21st Century, the Democratic Party can look back on a proud history, a history not just of a political organization but of a national vision. It is a vision based on the strength and power of millions of economically empowered, socially diverse and politically active Americans. Over two hundred …

Meeting Minutes


California Democratic Party, African American Caucus Bylaws – PDF